JACK PHILP

Photography: Kirsten McTernan

Jack works as a choreographer and freelance dance artist, his work places collaboration at its heart with a focus on combining academic and creative research. A graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Jack trained in both ballet and contemporary technique, and employs a dynamic physicality to both his contemporary and neo-classical work. Jack has mounted and toured creations with his own collective as well as with other companies and institutions across the UK. Additionally, Jack has also contributed as a resident artist through numerous residencies at both an international and national level. His work focusses on the meeting point between dance and science, exploring how study and studio meld together to dialogue and inspire an interdisciplinary energy.

As a performer, Jack has danced in work by choreographers including Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams, Wayne McGregor and others, as well as worked with different artists and companies including Henri Oguike, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rafael Bonachela, Ben Wright, Skånes Dansteater, Sydney Dance Company and National Dance Company Wales. Jack has created commissioned work for several companies and universities as well as developed and toured choreography with Jack Philp Dance through support from Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales.

Jack also has extensive experience of working with a range of ages and abilities as a teacher, delivering workshops and class within a variety of contexts including professional company class as well as for GCSE, A-level and Degree level dance. He has experience of delivering a combination of technical and creative workshops for English National Ballet Youth Co, Ballet Cymru, Cecchetti Associates at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, Trinity Laban, Ballet West, Dance Woking, Zambesi Dance Company, Rubicon Dance and National Dance Company Wales.